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heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
this story, make his phone calls through the night. thank you, pierre thomas. >>> and, we turn now to the big crisis for america's economy, the debt debt line, just days away. we have been tracking the developments hour by hour and tonight, at last, some news on one of the plans. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill with that. jon? >> reporter: diane, there is some real drama going on right now here in the house. they were supposed to be voting on john boehner's deabt ceiling bill. that is delayed. john boehner's office is right down there, and he is down there trying to get the votes he needs to pasasthis bill. he's not there yet. this is the bill that could increase the debt ceiling by about $900 billion, only about six months worth. democrats don't like that, because it would force the president to come back and go through this all over again. but what boehner is finding is that a lot of those tea party republicans don't want to vote for this. he has put his speakership on the line, saying that he cannot lead if they don't support him. so, the question now is, diane, will he get the votes to
is still considering and still probing with the white house the possibility of a big deal that would be nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction and include $800 billion in added tax revenues over the next ten years. if he goes this route, i am told he will face a revolt from hisis republicans in the house including his fellow leaders eric cantor and kevin mccarthy. this would be a very risky move by the speaker but i'm told he is still considering it. >> treasury secretary tim geithner joins me now. he would have to manage the chaos if the united states defaults for the first time in history. secretary geithner, thank you for being here. well, you just heard whaha jonathan said about what's on the table. is it possible that there will be a framework deal in place by 4:00 p.m. this afternoon? >> i hope so. again, both leaders recognize they're running out of time. they need to get this process moving in the house by monday night to achieve that deadline. they need to have a framework that they know with complete confidence will pass both houses of congress and is acceptable to the pre
'r're not ready to vote f this, are you? >> from a big picture, i'm not ready to vote for this. let me tell you why -- excuse me, george, the bottom line here is, the people who got elected are not excited about being republicans or democrats, they are excited about results. and it is fair to say, we've achieved significant change in the way washington works by paying for the debt ceiling increase and not passing it on to the credit card. we've not achieved entitlement change, we've not reduced the size and scope of government. we're going in the wrong direction at a slower pace and for a lot of people that is not winning. >> you're an internationalist. we talked about all sorts of things like afghanistan. you saw the soldiers yesterday and i asked david plouffe, desperately asking their commander, admiral mullin, whether they will get paid. and he said i can't tell you. >> i can. i can tell them. here's what i would have said, not only are you going to get paid. admiral mullin said the number one national security issue facing this country is debt. and i wish we would have followed on with wha
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right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
. >> reporter: that big house vote on boehner's bill i i expected tomorrow. we still don't know if he's convinced enough tea partiers to get it passed. they think they have the votes, diane, but this is going to be very close. >> jon, thank you. i want to bring someonene in wh has been making phone calls all day, "gma" anchor george stephanopoulos. is a breakthrough afoot, george? >> reporter: most democrats and republicans believe boehner is going to win this vote, it would be a big win for him. but the only thing it guarantees is anonoer round of negotiations, because the democratic majority in the senate won't pass this bill and the president won't sign it. >> what's next? >> reporter: a lot of talk. assuming this passes, there will be another round of negotiations. no certainty yet if this will happen at the white house or just among leaders on capitol hill. but it comes down to one big question. who is going to blink? will the president accept another vote on the debt limit before the next election or will the republicans accept another way to guarantee the cut? and both sides ar
from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big box with their latest venture, streaming movies online. the worl
in these camps. if your big focus is on food, and that has to be the number one problem here, you can give money to the world food program. they're feeding people in these camps right now. if your focus is on medical support and people arriving with common infections and things like measle, you can give money to doctors without borders.s. they're vaccinating, providing care, in the camps. if you just want to make sure the camps survive, you can give money to the international rescue committee. they're working in the camp we just saw. >> you have vetted the organizations for the amount of money they senento the region and actually put on the ground and the amount they give to organizations? >> that's so important. you want to make sure they have low overhead. these all do. these camps are doing great work. the problem's not going away soon. the soonest they predict there will be rain in somalia will be october. i've put on the web more information about these sites as well as others i think are doing a terrific job. abcnews.c abcnews.com/help. >> so check out dr. besser's recommendations for help
're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale whose life was saved by a group of researchers repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that don't have a chance of passing. but republican leaders say they're fully engaged wit
and a quarterback and defensive linemen already. the big story is of course donovan mcnabb trying to decide whether to accept a trade to minnesota. if the deal is completed they get a sixth-round pick and a future conditional pick and will save the roster bonus for his salary. he will have to restructure his salary at a much lower rate in minnesota, so we're waiting. >> he's one of my good friend and i'm sad to see him leave. he will be missed, but he is a well polished player and someone in the league will want him. best of luck to him. >> donovan mcnabb 12 titles in philadelphia and played in five nfc title games and a super bowl. but he is now 34 years old and a state -- and his stay here in washington was short and controversial. it was just 18 months ago that the ex eagle landed and the redskins finally have the franchise quarterback they said desperately coveted. >> he could run the ball, play action and make plays when there is nothing there. >> the high point came in his fourth week when he helped beat his old team. >> this defines team. weakened the office in the rest of the se
, the big remaining question? should the president be forced to commit to still more cuts before the presidential election? we gathered our powerhouse political team, abc's george ststhanopoulos here in new york, jon karl and jake tapper in washington and all three told me they have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: with just about a week to go, none of the leaders, none of them, not the president, not the speaker of the house, not the democratic leader of the senate, know how this is going to turn out. right now, there are no votes to pass anything. >> so, you are saying that the white house has no idea -- >> >> reporter: how this is going to play out? absolutely not. >> they have a plan? >> reporter: nonon at all. i have never seen a situation like this in 20 years in this town where nobody knows how it's going to end. >> republicans get to have their fight next year, right, in any case. we have fight about taxes in this country during an election year. why make the debt ceiling an issue? why make it about the debt ceiling as opposed to the fact that we're goin
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
. >>> still ahead, we'll come back >>> time is running out -- we have another big ipad2 giveaway on our facebook page and go to wjla.com/facebook. the deadline to enter is today at 4:00 p.m. and we will announce the lucky winners name on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> the u.s. shuttle mission is over and we know the future of the international space station. nine years from now russia and its partners plan to plunge the international space station into the ocean. the russian agency said the iss is too heavy to be left in space as space junk and will keep using the station until 2020. it was lost in 1998 and was expected to stay in space for about 15 years. think about the billions of dollars that went into creating a bad. >> they did a lot of important research >>> are you ready for the heat and humidity? >> it is coming back. temperatures will be in the mid 90's tomorrow and 100 on friday. the chance for showers sunday and monday.
would raise the debt ceiling beyond the november 2012 election. so that's a big win for the president just in getting that done and not having to revisit it in six to eight months. >> that was his most important goal. thanks very much. one of the other goals of getting the deal done by tuesday's deadline is to preserve america's aaa credit rating. losing it could cause interest rates to rise. even with the deal, there's a very real possibility that the aaa rating is still in jeopardy. bianna golodryga has that story in new york. >> a few months ago, for most americans, aaa was a company you called when your car broke down. it's become associated with political gridlock. we've never been at risk of losing our aaa status before. they expect that agency to downgrade u.s. debts before the end of the year. >> nothing represents america's status more than its aaa rating. it tells investors there's no safer place to put their money than in our treasury, meaning we can borrow at low interest rates. it's the engine of our economy, a reflection of our prosperity, a fiscal bajs of hon ir. losing
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